Mitt Romney just broke the GOP “golden rule” on Twitter
If you are a total political junkie (and why else would you be reading this?) then you know Ronald Reagan’s famous Eleventh Commandment, coined during his 1966 run for Governor of California: “Thou shalt not speak ill of any fellow Republican.”
In the age of Lee Atwater and Karl Rove, that particular unwritten rule was applied to Republican officeholders who were clearly criminal, corrupt, or incompetent.
Well, a certain very high-profile member of the Party of Reagan just dynamited that rule:
Innocent until proven guilty is for criminal convictions, not elections. I believe Leigh Corfman. Her account is too serious to ignore. Moore is unfit for office and should step aside.
— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) November 10, 2017
While it is doubtful that it will have any effect on the grumpy Uncle Dotard Donald’s cult (heck, it’ll just make them defend alleged pedophile Moore all the more vociferously), Mitt’s tweet will not be lost on what remains of the rational wing of the Republican Party. The Doc isn’t saying that this will force the Alabama GOP to throw Moore over the side of their Titanic and replace him as special Senate election candidate with Luther “Ladies’ Man” Strange, but weirder things have begun to happen in American politics.
Stay tuned. This is just getting good.
BONUS READ: Legal Schnauzer remains the best source for news about political corruption in Alabama. We suggest you read their latest on Moore.